We’re so excited to have Sukey from Dress for the Wedding back on the site again. She’s the queen of styling perfect wedding day looks and it’s always our pleasure to have her create one for us. While one of the highlights will be to see the wedding gown Meghan Markle will wear when she weds Prince Harry, We also can’t wait to see what the guests will be wearing! Sukey has graciously put together the perfect look for the royal wedding guest.
Dress: Tadashi Shoji via Nordstrom | Fascinator: Dorothy Perkins via Debenhams | Earrings: David Yurman via Bloomingdale’s | Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury | Clutch: Jimmy Choo via Nordstrom | Shoes: Christian Louboutin via Nordstrom | Polish: Butter London
What Would You Wear to the Royal Wedding?
Picture for a moment that you’ve received an invitation to the Royal Wedding. Can you even imagine the excitement… and maybe the panic?? I mean, I love finding dresses, but a Royal Wedding invite would send me into serious deliberations over what to wear!
Fortunately, when looking for attire ideas, we had the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding back in 2011, so we can search out some wedding outfit inspiration from the photos there. From what I gleaned, female guests will want to have those hemlines at — or below — the knee, covered shoulders, stockings, and closed-toe shoes.
A royal wedding initially sounds like it would be the most formal style of wedding one could ever be invited to. However, if other daytime royal weddings are any indication, you probably won’t – and shouldn’t – see many floor-length gowns, and flashy formal jewelry. That is still reserved for evening formal events.
Because the Royal Wedding is a morning wedding at St. George’s Chapel, means we’ll see a lot of dignified daytime formal wedding wear. While here in the U.S., a daytime wedding might mean a sleeveless floral dress, or a flowy maxi dress and some strappy sandals, that will not fly at the Royal wedding. Instead, I foresee a lot of tailored, long jacket and dress combinations for the women, and lots of beautiful sleeved daytime dresses. And how could we forget – lots of hats and fascinators!
So, that’s how I ended up with this Royal Wedding guest look. I really love the bell sleeves and pretty peach lace color, which is festive, but can’t possibility offend!
This is also a time for classic jewelry. In the pictures I saw from the last Royal Wedding, there weren’t many bold statement earrings to be seen, instead, the headwear takes center stage. Understated real jewelry would be fabulous if you have it! Keep the polished look going with a classic bag and shoe.
So, even if you weren’t invited to the Royal Wedding, I think this is still a great look–maybe minus the fascinator– for any upscale daytime wedding. One could also wear this to a Royal Wedding watch party.
Thanks so much for having me, Aisle Perfect! I hope you like this look for a Royal Perfect Guest!